Learning marquetry

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I am building a desk for my wife, and I wanted to put some inlay, so I have been learning how to do marquetry and I was able to do this, by the way it is not my design I modified it a litter bit, but is not my, I found it online, please let me know what you think.

Wow, that looks wonderful like you’ve been doing marquetry for a long time. Great work. I hope you will do more projects and post them.

Mike, an American living in Norway

Very well done. You are well on your way. I like the one with the white flowers the best as it shows off your excellent sand shading. What did you cut with? Saw or knife?
Thanks for this and please keep us up to date.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Thank you Paul and Mike, I appreciate your comments.
Paul I have a scroll saw, but I found that I do not have much control even though I cut at the lowest speed, I may have to build a chevalet

That is beautiful .
You have learned well !

Your scroll saw will collect a lot of dust (as mine does) if you build a chevalet. My first cuts with my first chevy were better and easier than any cut I ever accomplished on the scroll saw. I think Mike will back me on that one.

You need to add the “marquetry” tag.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Great work Boris!

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


Your marquetry is outstanding. It looks like you’ve been doing it for years.


“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

the chevalet allows you to cut at your own speed and it is much easier to get around those sharp corners because of that. The only thing I don’t like with the chevy is when I have to refasten the blade for a piercing cut.I’ve ruined some of my delicate 2/0 blades doing it. This is just due to my inexperience and poor technique. I expect to get a lot better at it with time. I just hope my blade supply lasts long enough!

Mike, an American living in Norway

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

This is great work Boris

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